Category Science Fiction novel

2016 Nebula Award Nominees Announced

As a member of SFWA, I’m proud to pass along this list of the nominees for the 51st Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. Novel All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan) […]

Grammar is credibility. (So is spelling!)

Grammar is credibility “Grammar is credibility. If you’re not taking care of the small things, people assume you’re not taking care of the big things.” Amanda Sturgill (Associate Prof of Communications at Elon University) Right on, Dr. Sturgill!  Every independent author should post this quotation above their desks. At this year’s RWA conference, I received a […]

How many of these award winners have you read?

Locus Magazine is one of the most important science fiction magazines, and every year they honor a wide range of people in the field. Here are the winners of their 2015 fiction awards. SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) FANTASY NOVEL The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor) YOUNG ADULT BOOK […]

Interstellar Scifi Romance Release Party

On May 20, 2015, join Mr V (Edward Hoornaert) at the Interstellar Scifi Romance Release Party! Sponsored by Travis Luedke and Kayla Stonor, this world celebration features guest author appearances (including Mr. V, aka Edward Hoornaert), giveaways, games, prizes and more! ANGEL 6.0: Enslaved to a Catlike Alien race of Warriors, Angel is whisked away to the far side […]

2014 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced

As a science fiction fan and a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, I’m pleased to be able to pass on to you the nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards.  If you’re looking for something great to read, you could do worse than to pick up any of the following works. Novel The Goblin […]

New Releases–and Farflung Angel

Today, a bit of news here and there. First I’ve gotten a tentative release date for my science fiction romance novella, The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station.  Muse It Up publishing scheduled the release for October 21. Shiny! Farflung Angel is one of those extremely rare works that came to me in a flash, in structure […]

How Does Science Fiction Measure Up?

All of us are many things–often, contradictory things. For myself, I’m a hockey fan (go Canucks, go!) who can’t skate. I once built a functioning robot with my own little soldering iron, yet I refuse to buy anything but a cheap, unsmart phone. I’m a husband and a lover—of the same lovely lady, I hasten […]

More Science Fiction Cats

A while back, I posted about my favorite cats in science fiction literature. Folks responded with a bunch of their favorite cats, and so here they are–the long list of SF puddy tats. Petronius the Arbiter (AKA Pete) from The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein Linnea Sinclair, Games of Command Ruthven Todd and […]

Top Ten Science Fiction Cats of All Time

I need your help with this one because–horror of horrors!–I have only eight cats on my list. I relying on the Internet to help fill out this list, so don’t you let me down. If you think of a deserving cat, leave a comment! Here are the ground rules I used: I’m a little loosey goosey about […]

The SFR Brigade Presents One Last Triumph

If you haven’t checked out the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, you really should. This group of writers contains some of the major voices in women’s science fiction, including Catherine Asaro and Linnea Sinclair. Some members write romance set in futuristic settings. Others, such as Mr. Valentine, write more traditional science fiction, but emphasize strong female leads and […]